A St Mary-based dancehall artiste, Glamma Don, was stabbed to death during a reported dispute with another man in Tremolesworth in the parish on Monday.
Don, whose real name is Henry Wynter, was a resident of Highgate in St Mary.
The details of the incident are sketchy, but it is understood that sometime after 1pm, Wynter was involved in a dispute with a man with whom he had been engaged in a longstanding feud.
Knives were reportedly drawn by both men, and the artiste was subsequently stabbed.
He was assisted to a hospital, where he died.
It is not clear if the other man was injured during the dispute, or whether he has been arrested by the police.
Glamma Don was known for such singles as ‘Don’t Rush’, ‘My Life’ and ‘Think Smart’. His most recent single, ‘Traitor’, was recorded last week.
The artiste was reportedly on his way to a recording studio in Highgate to record another track at the time of his death.
Meanwhile, his death has sent shockwaves throughout the small rural town of Highgate, with several persons there expressing shock at the tragic incident on various social media platforms, including Facebook.
Kezroy Rammalow Parkes of Mind Power Records in Highgate posted on Facebook, shortly after learning of the tragic news, that Glamma Don had earlier told him that he was on his way to the studio to record a song.
Parkes elaborated that “A last week the man (Glamma Don) come studio and we record this song (entitled ‘Traitor’), and this morning him call to say him a ‘fawud’ to do a next song today. So about 12.30 him text to say him on him way so mi in the studio waiting on him to reach, and the next thing me hear is him dead.”
He said the news had left him in a state of disbelief.
“Mi can’t… believe this all now… Mi head mash up. Mi nuh know how to react, mi just no know yah man. RIP MI G, Glamma Don. ME DEH YAH A WAIT PAN YOU IN THE STUDIO ALL NOW AND CAN’T SEE U!” Parkes further posted.
Several other persons shared their own states of shock at the news of the dancehall artiste’s death.
“A must joke unu a mek bout Glamma Don🤦🏽♂️ A last week mi mek a playlist wid the man music and a seh dah yute ago guh places😞,” a Facebook user posted.
Another social media user shared that “Jah know youth! All you did affi do ah hear and duh you music!!! Just let guh certain meds!!! How we ago manage this now!…”
“Youth, yuh did too talented fi waste away like that smh,” another individual posted on Facebook.